After bouts of mismanagement and funding crunches, Faraday Future appears to be back on its legs.
The company built its first production body-in-white last month and now the electric-car startup has produced the first pre-production FF91.
The all-electric FF91 SUV is the first pre-production unit to come from the company’s turn-key facility in Hanford, California. Recall, Faraday Future first planned to build cars at a new facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, but funding has left the site on hiatus. The company received a $2 billion lifeline via Hong Kong investors earlier this year.
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Instead, the focus is now solely on the California facility to push the car into production, which may eventually employ 1,000 workers. Faraday Future said to expect more big news surrounding the company, factory, and the FF91 electric car this September.
The FF91 is expected to pack a dual-electric motor powertrain with a combined output of 1,050 horsepower, which gives the car an estimated 0-60 mph time of just 2.5 seconds. Faraday Future estimates the car will also go 385 miles on a single charge.
Yet, all of the performance and luxury features will make the most expensive Tesla Model S look like a pedestrian car. The first FF91 models carry a starting price over $300,000. Order books are open for the electric car now and the first deliveries are expected to take place in the first half of 2019.
A version of this story originally appeared on Hybrid Cars.